Emilie Joy Rowell
Pregnancy and postnatal specialist since 2008.
Massive congratulations if you're pregnant or have just had a baby.
I love helping parents like you grow their families. My passion is helping people find the right resources to have their best experience of pregnancy, birth and parenting. Taking a realistic approach to the rollercoaster ride of emotions and the big physical changes that happen during and after pregnancy.
Over the past 10 years I have helped hundreds of women and their partners adapt to becoming new parents, some for the first time and others adding more to their kid crew. Every one is different and a one-size-fits-all approach just doesn't work. I love that we all have different bodies, priorities, principles and approaches to parenting. What a dull world it would be if we were all the same!
Because I have been doing this for quite a while, the way I work has slowly evolved. I started off teaching Relaxed Birth and Parenting Scaravelli influenced pregnancy yoga classes, active birth workshops and attending births as a doula in 2008 (those little people are heading towards teens now!).
Since then I have trained and read and learnt and tried different things. Particularly in my second pregnancy, when I was keen to feel it all first hand. I did more Scaravelli yoga, danced, completed another Pregnancy Yoga teacher training (this time with Nadia Narain at Triyoga - a more Kundalini approach).
I had a more sensitive pelvis in my second pregnancy, was teaching a demanding schedule of 10+ classes a week in 3 different cities. I got tennis elbow from the repetitive movement of packing for a house move and stuff was at points, well - stressful.
I get it.
birth & postnatal
My own birth experiences were different - one postdates home birth, the other a hospital induction (and yes, they were in that order). My postnatal experiences were also very different; for my first I had my family around where for my second baby I was in a new town without the network of friends and family around me and it was a considerably more lonely experience.
Like many mamas I was quite withdrawn, a natural introvert and not really one for singing endless nursery rhymes... I had also burst my ear drum around my due date so was unable to hear in one ear and had carpal tunnel syndrome in those early months so it wasn't a picture of rosy earth-mother perfection. No judgement here!
There are times where you need to be fierce to get through and other moments where you'll need to be nurtured and held.
I aim to work with parents to navigate these big life changes. I now teach a blend of yoga and biomechanics based movement to really help you through the physical changes of pregnancy, from head to toe. I'm a qualified Embodied Yoga Principles teacher and included elements of this fun, sociable and deep work in my courses too. It's a fantastic, simple way of bringing yoga into everyday life and being able to call on that warrior or child's pose exactly when you need it.
Happy to say I am now based in beautiful Frome and available for one to one and small group courses here.
Hope to meet you soon!
training & development
Emilie is a fully qualified doula, yoga and antenatal teacher with over 10 year experience and a DBS certificate.
2008 - Relaxed Birth & Parenting
2012 - Nurturing Birth
Pregnancy Yoga Teacher
2008 - Relaxed Birth & Parenting, Scaravelli inspired training
2012 - Triyoga, Pregnancy Yoga Teacher training
Postnatal Yoga Teacher
2013 - Triyoga, Postnatal Yoga Teacher training
2015 - MotherMassage® training with Elaine Stillerman.
2014 - Indian Head Massage
Training and ASSOCIATIONS
Registered yoga teacher.
Registered member of FEDANT since 2010 (no.11957)
Relaxed Birth & Parenting
Trained with Relaxed Birth & Parenting in 2008.
Nurturing Birth Doula
Trained with Nurturing Birth Doulas in 2012.
This Girl Can
Proud to partner with This Girl Can
It's a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.
Clients and experience
Over the past decade, Emilie has extensive teaching experience. Former clients and press coverage include:
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